Wiki Category: Kiyohara Motosuke

Man’yōshū

Man’yōshū

Man’yōshū The Man’yōshū (万葉集) is an important literary collection of Japanese poetry. Surviving Examples The oldest surviving example of this document is known as the katsura-bon (桂本) which dates to the mid-Heian period.1 Compilation It is generally unknown how the entire piece was compiled, though the Japanese at this time[...]

Thirty Six Poetic Geniuses

Thirty Six Poetic Geniuses

See also: Six Poetic Geniuses, Thirty Six Women Poetic Geniuses, Thirty-Six Poetic Geniuses of the Late Classical Period Thirty Six Poetic Geniuses The Thirty Six Poetic Geniuses (三十六歌仙 – Sanjūrokuninsen / Sanjūrokksen) was a list of 36 poets compiled by Fujiwara no Kinto between 1009-1012. This idea of ’36’ poets[...]

Kiyohara no Motosuke

Kiyohara no Motosuke

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Nashitsubo no Gonin, Poet Family: Kiyohara no Fukayabu (grandfather) Sei Shonagon (daughter) Birth: 908AD Death: 990AD Kiyohara no Motosuke Kiyohara no Motosuke (清原 元輔) was a Heian Period poet living between 908 and 990AD. He was the grandson of Kiyohara no Fukayabu,1 and was the father[...]

Nashitsubo no Gonin

Nashitsubo no Gonin

Nashitsubo no Gonin The Nashitsubo no Gonin (Five Men of the Pear Chamber – 梨壺の五人) was the term used in 951 for a group of five men who helped in compiling the Gosenshū.1 These people were chosen specifically by Emperor Murakami and were additionally tasked to make a scholarly study of[...]